Mission of the BAC
Public assurance in the private sector
BAC has been working in the sector for over 25 years, setting standards, helping institutions to develop and providing a public assurance of quality.
The British Accreditation Council has for over two decades been the principal non-EFL accrediting body in the ever-growing sector of independent further and higher education.
Our aim has been two-fold:
- to establish a system of accreditation in the private sector, to be used as an indicator of quality
- to improve the standards of independent further and higher educational institutions through this accreditation process
There are now hundreds of BAC-accredited colleges in the UK, providing a wealth of academic programmes, including vocational and professional qualifications, foundation courses for university entry, and externally validated degree courses.
As well as providing clear guidance to prospective students, we want to encourage continuing improvement in the general standard and quality of independent education in the UK.
While the BAC is not a membership organisation, and indeed must maintain an objective distance from institutions to preserve the value of our accreditation, we are nevertheless dedicated to helping colleges in their efforts for continual improvement.
- About BAC
- UK Accreditation
- International Accreditation
- Accredited institutions